This picture shows the challenges of moving around underground in the base.
The conveyorway between the on-site grain elevator and mill.
Birch shadows on stone walls… have you been looking at my Christmas list?
The elevator is stuck between floors.
Some small candles light one of the few surviving tunnels that once linked buildings on the campus with the steam plant. In winter, it was common for patients to be transported through these to avoid the cold, and during the Cold War these served as nuclear fallout shelters.
Unloading boats had the option to take on fuel at Taconite Harbor. This building, among other things, pumped fuel to the dock.
The bricks routinely fell from the walls, like seeds falling from trees. On a smaller scale, new walls grew from the floors.
It was as noisy then as it is colorful now…
The rear of engine bay 13… according to the heavily faded sign.